Plus 50 Lifelong Learning


Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 

Check out these programs and resources:

Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum

Course Details & Registration Information

Hire Yourself: Create Your Own Career
Overall Quality of This Course
Based on 6 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
198967 Perry Health Sciences Campus 11/26/2018 11/29/2018 B. McAllister $77.00 Open
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Explore opportunities for self-employment with little startup expenses. Learn about various possibilities for launching and developing a business of your own and how to get started. If your work history is less than ideal or if you have limited education, a criminal record, or other obstacles on the road to rewarding employment, this course can help you find success.
Course Objectives
  1. have identified transferable skills.
  2. have explored legal and regulatory guidelines for launching a business.
  3. have reviewed opportunities for self-employment positions in various industries.
  4. have identified methods to develop relationships with clients.
  5. have developed an action plan.
  6. have explored additional training opportunities.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1 - Registration, self assessment, overview and transferable skills
  2. Module 2 - Barriers to employment and opportunities for self employment
  3. Module 3 - Effective communication and presentation skills for entrepreneurs
  4. Module 4 - Components of a business plan
  5. Module 5 - Exploration of business ventures
  6. Module 6 - Putting a plan into action
Contact Hours
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
CE to CU Articulation
Text and Supplies Needed
Handouts provided by instructor
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 95% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Career Readiness-Success Strategies - HRD-3004A4
Course Contact Information
HRD Office
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696